Summer is synonymous with travelling; it is that time of the year when you want to take a road trip or chill out at the beach while sipping on some Pina Coladas with your gal pals. After spending almost a year indoors, you deserve this much-needed vacation. But between sending pictures of the cute outfits you’ll be wearing on the trip to your BFF and packing skincare essentials and makeup products, don’t forget to pack your hair care products too.

A lot of moisture can break down the hydrogen bonds in the hair and cause the strands to swell and dry. So, if you plan a beach vacay, you will have to carry a few nourishing products to make sure all the humidity doesn’t ruin your hair and vacation pictures. Here’s what you need to pack.

 

01. Shampoo and conditioner

Shampoo and conditioner

First things first, let’s start with the basics. Of course, you will pack shampoo and conditioner; we don’t need to remind you of that! But the kind of shampoo and conditioner you carry will make all the difference. While in the city, your hair might not be getting too dry, but things might be different at the beach. Saltwater and chlorine can suck the moisture out of your hair, leaving it brittle and dull. Carry a shampoo conditioner duo that infuses moisture back into the hair while maintaining the shine and bounce.

BB picks: Dove Oxygen Moisture Shampoo + Dove Oxygen Moisture Conditioner

 

02. Leave-in conditioner

Leave-in conditioner

If there’s one hair product you should never forget to bring on a beach vacation, it is a leave-in conditioner. Apart from conditioning the length and tips of your hair, it also forms a protective coating on your strand, preventing cuticle damage that can result due to sun and saltwater exposure.

BB picks: TIGI Bed Head Ego Boost Leave-in Conditioner and Split End Mender

 

03. Heat protectant

Heat protectant

Whether you will style your hair on vacation or let them loose, carrying a heat protectant is always a good idea. Apart from protecting your strands from heat damage from the tools, spritzing some before heading to the beach will protect your strands from the harsh sun rays.

BB picks: Tresemme Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Spray

 

04. Frizz control serum

Frizz control serum

Humidity can bring out the nasty side of even the most well-behaved mane. This is why you must carry a frizz control serum, just in case. A lightweight, non-greasy formula is perfect; if you have too many products in your bag, transfer some to a small container and carry that.

BB picks: TIGI Bed Head Control Freak Serum